Canine Brain Health, Memory and Behavior

presented by Jean Dodds, DVM

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About the presenter

W. Jean Dodds, DVM became a veterinarian in 1964 after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College, and has spent 5 decades in clinical hematology and immunology research and diagnostic veterinary clinical pathology.

From 1965-1986, she was a member of many national and international committees on hematology, animal models of human disease, veterinary medicine, and laboratory animal science.  Dr. Dodds was a grantee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and has over 150 research publications.

She started Hemopet in 1986, the first non-profit national animal blood bank.  Today, Hemopet’s range of nonprofit services and educational activities include: providing canine blood components and related services; adopting retired Greyhound blood donors as companions; and the Hemolife diagnostic division focused on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine (

She is also Co-Trustee of the Rabies Challenge Fund, a non-profit project to assess the duration of immunity and safety of current rabies vaccines for animals (

She recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) and currently is on the Board of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation.   She is a member of the Editorial Committee of the AHVMA Journal.

She has written 2 popular award-winning pet health books together with Diana Laverdure; and holds 25 patents.

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